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thought they had been covered over and over again, but when i went to texas, i started finding out that most of the stories that we knew about him, the anecdotes that we knew about him, were really a legend that he had, in effect, created about his life and it wasn't really the truth, so i to start all over. c-span: can you remember the moment, the first moment that you said, "i want to do lyndon johnson?" >> guest: well, i was a reporter on newsday, and what i realized was not that i wanted to do biographies, brian. i never conceived of writing books just as the lives of famous men. i really had no interest in that at all. what i wanted to do was explain how political power worked, because i was a reporter and i was covering politics, and i felt that i wasn't really explaining what i had gone into the newspaper business to explain, which was how political power worked, and a lot of it led back to this man, robert moses, a lot of what i didn't understand. now, here was a guy who was never elected to anything, and i was coming to realize that he had more power than anyone who was go
] >> great state of ohio. >> midwest. >> wisconsin. >> kansas. [inaudible] >> spent 30 years in texas -- >> the star telegram. >> covered aviation and energy. >> i tell you. kind of a little off the subject but really not. medical technology and what's happened in texas in the last decade in particular, has been just really fascinating. when you talk about our state's economy, back in the '80s, '84, right before we dropped off the cliff and went into a rather substantial and relatively lengthy recession, gas in texas was 14.7% of our goes state product, and today it's less than 7%. about 6.5%. the gross state product, and it's grown, but that gives you an idea of the total diversification of the texas economy over the course of the last 25 years. in the last decade in particular. we announced a new applied cancer science institute at md anderson a week ago last monday. it was basically a pickup and move out of harvard to md anderson. so, -- we're seeing some just great work. it's really early, but one of our intentions is to try to make texas the adult stem cell center of the country,
outspoken effort in my behalf. >> thank you. >> thank you so much. >> the des moines register met with texas governor rick perry tonight. the editorial staff questioned the presidential county about campaign added and the roll of religion in politics. the newspaper plans to endorse one of the republican candidates two weeks before the iowa caucuses on january 3 inside. this is everover an hour. [inaudible] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> it's a pleasure having you here, sir. >> where did you grow up? >> wisconsin. >> yeah? >> iowa. >> iowa. >> iowa. [inaudible conversations] >> great state of ohio. >> midwest. >> wisconsin. >> kansas. [inaudible] >> spent 30 years in texas -- >> the star telegram. >> covered aviation and energy. >> i tell you. kind of a little off the subject but really not. medical technology and what's happened in texas in the last decade in particular, has been just really fascinating. when you talk about our state's economy, back in the '80s, '84, right before we dropped off the cliff and went into a rather substantial an
connally who would become governor of texas, and john connally in 1959 ran into him in the street in polis and strauss was a lawyer in dallas at the time in the koln alisa i'm getting a group of fellows together to go to washington to talk about johnson's presidential nomination if you want to come along and that was the beginning of the end. he went along and helped support the nomination effort in 1960 which was field. kennedy won that year but after that, because, lee was his protege strauss became one step closer when johnson became vice president in the event in dallas when kennedy was assassinated he was one of the hosts don't tell me and he was very involved in all of that and one thing and wrote it in the book it's right for people to doubt will help to the i would definitely doubt myself to activity but i try to be more skeptical so when he would tell the stories about being in the hospital comforting moly after her husband got shot because he was shot also in the was a little skeptical and i went along and the reason it is in the book is because of the johnson library they had th
go to texas . have texas lost to take everything to santa fe, and he will deal with the demands that says the texas republican came in to the union. i have to ask if all of you have so funds, could you please turn off. thank you. this texas came into the union the debts from the texas republican. texas is demanding that the united states government bailout texas because texas is in bankruptcy. by the way, we will do this. the first federal bailout in american history is texas. i wish that somebody would teach governor perry of texas now. as he talks about secession and running for president the same time. i want to know what country. taylor would deal with these one of the time. in the senate, however, henry clay, the grand old man of american politics has a different idea. he hates taylor. he hates taylor because he thought he should have been the weak nominee in 1848. he does not understand how this of star politician who never did anything suddenly is president rather than henry clay has earned it. and his plan is to run congress and force what he calls an omnibus bill which
was coming from a more conservative place, he had p.m. and lbj and john connelly democrat from texas. if he didn't embrace the mcgovernite exactly, he definitely try to appease the mcgovernite. he made sure they had what they needed and he made sure that labor had what they needed and the lack caucus in the women's caucus who are trying at that time to grow, trying to expand so he really was not just a compromiser but a very skilled negotiator, making sure that everyone had a little bit of what they needed. and that was because he always said that his goal for 1976 was to be able to deliver a party to a candidate. he said i'm not going to deliver a candidate to this party. i'm delivering a party to the candidate and that is something that is not going on today in the republican party. they are trying to deliver a candidate to a very divided party. so he didn't know who the nominee would be in 1976. he certainly did not think it was going to be jimmy carter. no one thought it was going to be jimmy carter. he thoughts jackson or maybe humphrey or muskie, pretty much anyone over carter but he
the plastic soup and the pacific ocean i read it is the size of two states of texas. we could cut that in half would plastic debris in this mothering of aquatics life would work if it was just one state of texas instead of two states? i don't think so. we just have to cut back rather what we hope is about changing the system itself is it reminds me of another problem of the scarcity frame we think of the problem out there and don't look at the fact we have hit the limits to feed people. we don't see the enormous waste built into the food system where less than half of the grain that we produce goes directly to human beings. 1/3 goes to animals, and one-third of our fish catch those two animals. that is before you mentioned 30 or 40% of the third is wasted a lot of it because of the concentration of wealth they cannot store the food that they grow effective way. but how can we have hit the limits? fifty-five% through a 87% of the energy produced is wasted. but to explore, i get curious, what is it about this system of concentration of decision-making ending at generating more waste and what we
plants in the states of kansas, oklahoma, and texas. so a major part of the country will be affected by this. known as utility market h utilil force 1,100 of our factories to retrofit or close their doors. the closure of u.s. coal-fired power plants will accelerate during the next ten years because of this utility rule. the e.p.a.'s expected announcement on the utility rule comes just after this issued another rule that will cost an additional thousands of american jobs because start january 1, the e.p.a. will begin requiring utilities to reduce power plant emissions that may cause air quality complications in neighboring states. that regulation, called the cross-state air regulation rule, or caspar, will require plants to install costly technologies in exchange for minimal environmental gains. the combined economic impact of the two regulations that i've just mentioned -- the combined economic impact of that is alarming. the indiana energy association estimates that the cost of these rulers will be between $6.5 billion and $7.3 billion just in my hone stat own state of india. and wh
in texas. >> i heard about that. >> where the governor mandated -- there was a lot written about his former chief of staff, lobbyist for your company. it was a case study in how involvement in public policy can get you any hornet's nest of trouble. >> i agree. the story is many years old. >> wasn't under your watch. >> the point i was making is it got recycled in the context of a political campaign were among other things we were told this drug which prevents most cases of cervical cancer, the vast majority cause mental retardation in girls. the level of political discourse around it was very low. the fact of the matter is governor perry signed an executive order. you probably know the texas legislature -- interesting innovation in that it needs only every other year--maybe that is a good thing. i am not sure. in the interim he decided that given what he had learned not just from the lobbyists that his own public health people about the importance of this vaccine in terms of preventing cervical cancers that he would violate executive order. it created a firestorm in texas because the diffic
'm in talks in your home state of texas. >> okay, just give us an idea of how scalable is this production? for example, how many barrels a day can be delivered in one of your plants that is up and running and mature? >> well, it's scalable based on demand. our process, without giving away our trade secret here -- >> i don't want you to do that. >> there's a scalable amount that we can increase our production based on demand. and we have the extraction process in place that we can extract the oil and deliver as a biofuel feed stock or in the pharmaceutical industry for the omega 3's that are present in the product. >> do you see a point where one of these plants could produce 100,000 barrels a day? >> absolutely. >> 200,000? >> absolutely. >> how does it go from there to where you need it used? >> normally you can build the plants onsite. where you have a biofuels plant you can build an algae manufacturing at the plant. you can move others by either a pipeline or truck, but definitely have to do the studies to make sure that in any -- as in any product that there's not going to be any adve
. we heard about the plastic soup in the pacific ocean. i read it's the size of two states of texas, so, okay, we could cut that in half. would a plastic soup, would plastic debris and smothering of aquatic life, would that work if it were just one state of texas instead of two states of texas? i don't think we think so, so the limits frame keeps me in that quantitative, oh, we just have to cut back, cut back, but rather what we tbhoa from an -- know from an ecomind, it's about changing the system itself that generates the waste. the word "waste" reminds me of another problem with the scarcity frame and limits being the problem. we think of the problem being out there, and we don't look at the fact -- oh, we hit the limits. with food, oh, we hit the limits to feed people. you hear that often. still, as i heard it 40 years ago, and, yet, we don't see the enormous waste built into our global food system where now less than half of the grain that we produce in our world goes directly to human beings. about a third goes to animals, which we know, you know, shrink its potential to feed us, a >> now the author of greenback planet and david greater appearing at the texas book festival to talk about their book. there are audience questions for just over an hour. >> fabulous to see such a crowd. the wonder of it has to do with the fact that the dollar might be relevant topic. we are really lucky to have two fabulous prolific writers with us today. what two topics could be more relevant than to talk about the decline in this climate of economic crisis? david graeber and h. w. brands to talk about their new books. i am assuming we won't have any trouble getting questions from the audience and let me do some housekeeping things first because i am hoping when you are all done over here you will go back in that tent and buy the books and the book signing tend, 15 minutes after the end of the session, the authors will sign their book at the book signing tend. one thing about the festival. i don't know about you guys but this is my favorite festival. i love south by southwest. [applause] i have never seen anything like it. the people who put this on our doing large work. th
of texas. and john connally in 1959 ran into bob on the street and dallas. connolly was a lawyer in fort worth at the time and strauss as a lawyer in dallas at the time. and connolly said i'm getting a group of fellas together to go to washington to talk about johnson's presidential nomination. do you want to come along? and now resorted to be getting at the end. he went along and he helped support the johnson nomination effort in 1960, which we know is failed. kennedy won that year, but after that because connolly was sort of johnson's protÉge, stress became one step closer to the white house when johnson became vice president. and then on the day in dallas when kennedy was assassinated, he was one of the hosts of that function, you know coming downtown. and he was very involved in all that. and i wrote it in the book that it's right for people to doubt my objectivity. i would definitely do my objectivity, but i tried to be more skeptical. the bob would tell me stories about being in the hospital, comforting deli after her husband had been shot also i was a little script to call and no
it is bypassing the markets of the midwest to go down to texas which is the one part of the united states that already has more oil than it can consume. there are some in the environmental movement who know if the pipeline is built and the carbon atoms on the petroleum under the ground of canada will not be burned and mixed into oxygen atoms and sent into our atmosphere. i think the of their opening statements have made it clear that at some point can canada will find a way to exploit this whether it is through the united states or the port of vancouver to the world markets. however, we shouldn't think that is automatic or easy or that keystone is going to go away next week. there are environmentalists in canada. i have met them and they are no more excited about the building of the east and west pipeline through canada than our environmentalists for the pipeline. energy really comes down to two separate issues or somewhat separate issues, and that is how we generate the electricity and how we move our vehicles? this is sometimes a lump together in one issue as we have a national security
to bust oil town on the texas panhandle. dropped out of high school after two years and became a painter, married, had his first two children and they all waited through the years that carried the black lizard's of dust across the great plains. this was the war not topsoil of over 100,000 square miles of ravaged farmland. in november, 1933 the dust. the midwest and came back the following year burying the entire midwest again and then as far east as albany and buffalo new york. as the dust continued to blow for the rest of the decade the sky but term black and red with tongs of dust and animals and people choke to death, toddlers wander out and suffocate. and the single worst day that any of the dust bowl could remember was april 14th, 1945 palm sunday. they call it black sunday. that is when the wind of more than 80 an hour ripped the topsoil and the clafin as far away as nebraska, it dumped on the already dying town of tampa texas and woody recalled when the dust cloud hit it looked like an ocean was chomping down on a snail and the red sea was closing in on the children, he said, and
also are fortunate to have another former house member to move my colleague, charlie stenholm of texas was probably had more than a passing interest on the subject. and i'm sure he will help as we start this discussion. let's go to john who's moderating it today. john, the floor is yours. >> i'm going to say a few things now but i'm going to turn to david and aaron for more substantive remarks and there was a something in the end as well. what we are hoping to do today is really just look at where we are in redistricting. a process we do every 10 years. we are not done yet. we are certainly well along the way, but a number of states are done, some are not quite yet even released their plans, and many are under challenge or there's some question as to what the final plan will look like. what we would like to do is get a sense of how it's going to benefit republicans and democrats, where the seats have moved, where the mighty competitive seats or not, what is income and protection, a question of creating majority minority districts. where the whole set of issues we want to get a landscap
that played into his famous dissent in the flag-burning case? >> we start the lookout with the case of texas versus johnson. this was a case where a young man helped burn the american flag in dallas, texas and they had a law making it a crime to desecrate a national symbol such as the american flag so he was convicted. it's a freedom of political speech. it didn't have a lot of interest, it had a great deal of interest publicly because the original george bush was making a big thing about the flag waving a type of politics and was accusing dukakis, what was his first man i forgot, michael dukakis of being soft on patriotism. but anyway, everyone expected stevens who had a reputation as being pro free speech to oppose the state in affect and he didn't. he wrote a dissent saying that in this case the burning of the flag or of the symbol has tremendous value just as a political object and he felt in this case because i was the flag and not some other document or something like that that it should be kept coming and he cites in the decision not personally but he does allude to the world war ii e
and another boom to bust oil town on the texas panhandle. dropped out of high school after two years and became a painter, married, had his first two children and they all waited through the years that carried the black lizard's of dust across the great plains. this was the war not topsoil of over 100,000 square miles of ravaged farmland. in november, 1933 the dust. the midwest and came back the following year burying the entire midwest again and then as far east as albany and buffalo new york. as the dust continued to blow for the rest of the decade the sky but term black and red with tongs of dust and animals and people choke to death, toddlers wander out and suffocate. and the single worst day that any of the dust bowl could remember was april 14th, 1945 palm sunday. they call it black sunday. that is when the wind of more than 80 an hour ripped the topsoil and the clafin as far away as nebraska, it dumped on the already dying town of tampa texas and woody recalled when the dust cloud hit it looked like an ocean was chomping down on a snail and the red sea was closing in on the ch
those investments, tie down that oil and encourage that pipeline to go not to houston, texas, but to vancouver, canada and then on ships to china. and i would ask unanimous consent that both the full text of these articles be submitted and appear in the record. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. hoeven: thank you, senator isakson. did you have some more you wanted to add? i know you want to leave, and are on a tight time line. mr. isakson isakson: just thankr your leadership. it's been out standing. mr. hoeven: thank you, senator isakson. thanks for being here. now i will turn to senator hutchison from texas. we have actually 40 senators already on this legislation. 40 senators. it is bipartisan. you know, this is something we absolutely need to move on. i spoke with the canadian ambassador today, ambassador duer. he talked about how they're already looking at western routes to send this oil to chiefnlt so this oil is going to be produced -- oil to china. so this oil is going to be produced. it's going to be produced. the question is, does it come to the united sta
: motion is entered. the senator from texas. there will be order. mrs. hutchison: mr. president, i come to the floor today to discuss and pass the risk-based security screening for members of the armed forces act. how many times have you been at an airport screening line, you're getting ready to go through the machines that are going to determine that you're safe to travel, and standing right there in the line is a man or woman in their military fighting gear, their camouflage and their combat boots, and they're having to take off their combat boots, many times in their two-week r & r period between their stints in afghanistan or iraq, and you think, oh, my gosh, i mean, that is just unbelievable that our military people who are putting their lives on the line, who are sacrificing so much are having to go through a procedure that just doesn't have a commonsense feel about it? so, last week senator rockefeller, senator burr, and i introduced senate bill 1954, the risk-based security screening for members of the armed forces act. the bill was a modification of the house companion bill tha
to texas refineries and refineries throughout the midwest, it is going to go instead to china. and i just would conclude with the concept or the argument that prime minister harper made after the administration reject today's decision. he was very disappointed and he laid out the argument that they would look long range to china and to asia. and we can only hope president obama drops his opposition. i turn now to the ranking member for his opening statement. >> mr. connolly, would you like to make a statement? >> thank you, mr. chairman. and i think they're making member for his graciousness. i went to thank you for the opportunity to address energy issues is interrelated. given the prominence of the debate about the keystone accel pipeline and the payroll tax bill, like you, mr. chairman, i'm going to focus primarily on that issue. the international agency recently issued its world energy outlook, which contained one notable piece of news. u.s. dependence on foreign a particularly middle eastern oil is project it to decline in contrast to china in europe. according to the iea, the primar
? >> guest: from arlington. arlington, texas passed a bond issue to give jerry jones $300 million free and clear to build his college mahal. it's a beautiful stadium. it's clean, it's safe, it's gorgeous and it's highly expensive, and the reason he built it was so he could charge higher ticket prices and more expensive meals and drinks and parking. and you know it's spiral -- financial spiral that they are hitting the fans with on both ends, not just in the stadium at concessions for ticket prices, but frankly as taxpayers. c-span: how widespread is the funding of stadiums around the country in all sports? >> guest: well, it's ludicrous. it's everywhere. it's hard to name a stadium, particularly in the nfl these days, that doesn't have some degree of public financing. in new jersey right now, the new york giants are playing in a brand new stadium while the state of new jersey still owes $110 million on a stadium that was just demolished to become a parking lot for the new stadium. so there are actually communities in this country that are carrying huge, in some cases, hundred million d
award-winning journalist and the youngest state judge ever to be elected in texas, catherine crier joined court tv's distinguished team of anchors in november 999. 1999. she served as executive editor, legal news special in addition to hosting "catherine crier live," a fast-paced, live daily series covering the day's front page stories. catherine crier, a texas-bred independent with a spirited passion for justice, released several books on high-profile case such as the scott peterson case and the susan polk murder case. catherine has hosted episodes of court tv's signature prime time series, "the system," and numerous other specials such as the sake l jury speaks with dominic dunn, osama bin laden on trial and safe passage, voices from the middle school part of the network's public affairs initiative choices and consequences. prior to joining court tv, catherine anchored "the crier report" for fox news channel. [laughter] a live, hourlong, nightly program during which she interviewed the leading newsmakers of the day. catherine currently manages her own production company, crier co
underway, we're going to take you to an event with anita perry, the wife of republican candidate and texas governor rick perry who campaigned on behalf of her husband in hudson, new hampshire, speaking on monday with the ladies auxiliary of the veterans of foreign war. and this is about 30 minutes. >> great. well, thank you. thank you. how are you? >> i'm joe and i live in hudson. >> oh, thank you. >> and i happen to work on your husband's campaign. >> i'm anita. thank you. >> i noticed you were rubbing your hands inside. was that indicative of something? >> cold a little bit? a little bit cooler than what we got. >> it's that time of year when you're trying to -- you really want to do it. [inaudible conversations] >> thank you so much. we appreciate all your help. thank you. >> thank you. anita perry, good morning. your hands are cold. >> yes, my hand >> are you irish? >> probably, i don't know. maybe. anita perry. >> hello, it's so nice to meet you. >> thank you all. thank you all for coming. >> welcome back to new hampshire. insof >> you look great there. >> it makes a difference. i tol
, is that -- the three most important states are new york, texas, and california. and the way he explained it to me if you can't get a textbook in new york, texas, and california, you can't -- you basically -- it's worthless. the problem is the new york board is superliberal, the texas board is superconservative, and the california board is-under super crazy. and i don't actually have any personal experience with this. i'm just recounting it. once they kind of thread the needle, they're really reluctant to change it because if they change the textbooks too much to do. recent knowledge, then they have to go back through this, and almost all this will offend somebody. >> there's something else, too. and you're being too generous. we're like hispanic history month or something like that. and you would think that some of this africa story would be part of our history, and you know, i've always said if you want to do a real hispanic history, you should have the irish coming here because the irish -- a story that is almost unknown in america, even to the american irish -- of the defection of american iri
can to accommodate the senator from texas and the senator from oklahoma and every other senator that didn't get their amendment voted on. the presiding officer: the senator from michigan. mr. levin: i ask unanimous consent upon passage of s. 1867 the armed services committee be discharged from further consideration of h.r. 1540 and the senate proceed to its consideration. that all after the enacting clause be stricken and text of s. 1867 as amended and passed by the senate be inserted in lieu thereof and h. 1350 be passed, a motion to reconsider, that the senate insist on its amendment and request a conference with the house on the disagreeing votes of the two houses and the chair be authorized to appoint conferees on the part of the senate with the armed services committee appointed as conferees, that no points of order considered waived and with no intervening action or debate. the presiding officer: is there objection? without objection, so ordered. mr. levin: i thank everybody and thank the chair. the presiding officer: the question is on passage of the bill as amended. is t
] one of my early ones was about lloyd benson, the former texas senator when he was named secretary of treasury. it was called lloyd benson, the short history of lloyd benson's dealings with special interest groups. was the man is known for broke will -- for pro-quote quickness. in texas that so people do business. that's $50 online. [laughter] that's not my shortest poem. my shortest poem is the political societal and philosophical implications of the o.j. simpson trial. that's the time. titles don't count. and the whole poem is, oj, oy vey. [laughter] now, maybe anybody shortest poem. >> you ever hear from politicians that say you're being too hard on me? >> no. i never have, and i've had this sort of nightmare which i have during the day. one of the reasons i don't hear from them, they won't even admit they read the stuff, but also i don't run into him because i live in new york and most of them are in washington. but i start having of 10 or 12 years ago, i started having this sort of daytime nightmare that i went to a dinner party in new york, and all of them were there. and in
to yield here. i'm over my time. thank you. gentleman the texas. >> thank you. i thank the witnesses for appearing. not allowing your testimony to be misconstrued later in history, is it correct to say not one of you concluded that fha should be eliminated? if you are in agreement with me, kindly extend a hand into the air. i know it's not what you normally do at a hear, but we do this at court with something called voir dire. if you think fha has a meaningful role in the housing market, kindly raise a hand. for the record, please, let it reflect all the witnesses concluded that fha has a meaningful place in the housing market. if you think that fha has been a benefit in stabilizing with the recovery that has not been completed, i understand we're not there. do you agree fha has been a benefit in helping us get through 24 -- this downturn in the market and it acted as a force? if you agree, extend a hand into the air. let the record reflect show all the parties show they agree it's been a force helping with the recovery. friends, later on, there will probably later on be talk of fha
thunderbirds. some of you might recall texas blues band with a hit record all tough enough. remember that? and so i worked with the tea birds for about a year and a half and that's how long it took me to get through the correspondence course. i would do the homework in the back of the bus or in the dressing rooms are afraid to chance to do so. when i finished it, i began to have a bit of confidence numbers and in land use and issues. and we have discussed a number of things to do within the land. again, it was a diversified farm. that road crops, cattle and some timberlands. but i kind of realized looking into other options like pecan trees coming but all of those things require light of day to day work on my part. and we couldn't really afford to hire a manager who wanted to do this ourselves anyway. but the more i read and learned and studied him for a street, became fascinated with that. for one thing, it did fit my situation. i could pursue my career as a musician. it didn't require so much day-to-day work and it's a very long-term view of the use of the land and i kind of
-highest, 22.2. third highest of florida, 19.4, texas, 16.4 is foreign-born. .. >> host: how did you come here originally? >> caller: i came originally to the states as a result of my ambition. when i was in asia i was listening to the voice of america, the sound of music, admiring so much of the values of the american people, culture is represented the decency of human beings. and their ambitions of a human being. and then i came here, i was employed and then i'd, you know, i got married that i met a lady, that i love, got married and became a citizen. >> host: you first came on what kind of these are? >> caller: a diplomatic visa. >> host: and as you watched and listened to our country debate immigration policy now, what are your thoughts about the big debate in this country? >> caller: well, i think it used to be the kind of immigration, the policy that was selected based mostly on business interest, that the laws were supportive of bringing in workers, laborers who were cheap laborers, or those who can work the jobs that the americans, and occasional american wouldn't do. and over the year
. president, i thank the senator from texas. i know that her objection was on behalf of the republican senate leader. i would appeal to him and all republicans on that side of the aisle. let's get down to the business of extending this payroll tax cut for working families and maintaining the unemployment insurance to help millions of americans, and let's get it done before we even consider leaving for this holiday season, and i yield the floor. the presiding officer: the senator from texas. mrs. hutchison: mr. president, at a time when our economy is staggering, global unrest making long-term energy supplies uncertain, we are going to eventually be able to take up a bill that has been passed by the house that would bypass the president's decision to postpone until 2013 after the elections next year a domestic infrastructure project that promises 20,000 immediate jobs and 118,000 spinoff jobs and provides a stable energy source from our trusted neighbor canada. after three years of unprecedented reviews by state and federal agencies, the administration decided to delay the keystone x.l. pipeli
younger american to have a personal social security savings account along the chilean and texas models. there's a long out year impact on spending. there's steps to take on medicaid and medicare with huge outnear effects on spending. i would never say that the richest country in the world can't sustain what it needs to do in foreign and defense policy, but do it as efficiently as we can, and that's not the key to balancing the budget. his $2 trillion deficit is more domestic and entitlements than defense. >> governor in >> with two boys in the u.s. navy, i think about their future, and our posture. it puts it in a different context all together. first, debt. when we have $15 trillion in debt and rising, it's got to be seen as something other than just debt. i believe it's got to be seen as something as a national security problem because you don't grow. when you are 70% debt to gdp, there's a sluggish impact on the ability to get on your feet, and if you want to see coming attractions on the debt side, former senior negotiator of january pa ten years ago, they are entering their third
campaigning with their bus tours in iowa today. congresswoman michele bachmann, texas governor rick perry and former house speaker newt gingrich all touring some of iowa's smaller towns as the ap reports looking for supporters one at a time and hoping to present a challenge to front runner mitt romney. the former massachusetts governor is also scheduled to return to iowa today after having visited new hampshire where the primaries will be held in two weeks. and you can always follow the candidates on their road to the white house online. just go to 2012. >> our coverage from iowa continues later today when we're covering an occupy des moines meeting, and we'll have that for you later in our prime time schedule. and just a reminder that for all things campaign-related, we've got a clearinghouse available for you online. from the trail speeches and town hall meetings, also links to the candidates and related editorials and endorsements. >>> former kansas senator and republican presidential candidate bob dole was honored in october this year at a gala celebrating his publ
. thank you all very much. [applause] >> the please welcome the governor of the great state of texas, governor rick perry. [applause] >> hi guys, gals, how do you. it is an honor to be here with you tonight and i told somebody, i said just think about being in iowa in december. [laughter] you have to have the real reason to be here. and i got here in the weather was so magnificent. i called my wife and i told her honey, it's 54 degrees. that is just awesome. is like telling somebody to come to texas in august. maybe not. let me say how honored i am to be with the men and women tonight who are truly on the front lines of renewing our culture in this country and that is exactly what you do and what you are all about, and i want to extend my sincere thanks to a man that i have had the great privilege to get to know in a personal way and travel to iraq and afghanistan with him as a governor and a person who daily still makes a difference in this country, strengthening our country's core because of what is in his heart. that is governor huckabee. [applause] and to citizens united, just i
iowa poll. congressman ron paul of texas in second place. the caucuses are scheduled for next tuesday, january 3. live coverage now here on c-span. ♪ ♪ ♪ [background sounds] [background sounds] [background sounds] ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> again who on c-span2 we are live from des moines, iowa, where we're waiting for republican presidential candidate mitt romney told a campaign rally in the parking lot at the local grocery store there. we will be joined by new jersey governor chris christie. our live coverage will get underway with a candidate in just a few minutes. later here on the c-span networks more live campaign events. on c-span former house speaker newt gingrich will hold a town hall meeting also in des moines. he will be joined by frank months live at 11 a.m. eastern on c-span. later in the day rick santorum will meet with voters in marshalltown iowa. you can watch live coverage at 6:30 p.m. eastern on c-span. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> again, we're waiting for republican presidential candidate mitt romney to arrive to b
conversations] >> the texas rangers. >> terrorism, right? terrorism is what kept him awake after that bad news that he got while he was reading to those kindergarteners if you ever saw that michael moore movie. it was quite a scene. anyway, but here's the point then, is are we really focused, not just saying we're focused about jobs, but are we focused about creating jobs now in the kind of economy that we're in, in a global economy where countries like china we won't embrace an awful lot of what china is, but what we can embrace is really an aggressive desire to generate economic activity that leads to the bottom line. so consider the contrast when we bring nissan to tennessee, or you bring honda somewhere. you're happy to have the plants, you probably give them the land. somebody like jennifer has said, you know, we can give you this incentive and that incentive and come here, don't go next door to alabama or tennessee, come to us. and the deal is struck. well, when gm goes to china and says, you know, we want to work with you, have a little joint vebture, build some cars, sell some cars jus
project. mr. chairman, ideal the rest of my time to mr. green of texas. >> thank you, mr. chairman. thank my ranking member four-line be to issue a statement. i'm extreme adjustment with the state department's announcement of additional lay -- to lay at least 15 months to grant a permit of xl pipeline. it's been 38 months, three years and too much since transcanada first found an application to the department of state to build and operate the keys and project. this demonstrates its already extensive review has gone towards the project in the other international pipelines were granted with an 18-24 months but it's in a national interest of a secure stable source of crude oil. now there are thousands of jobs online at our economy still needs, is still trying to recover. i represent five refineries in the houston area who would like to be a customer of our closest neighbor to the north. i'm disappointed with the direction the administration has taken a note the project can afford this unnecessary delay. unfortunately, i do know are construction workers cannot afford delay. mr. chairman, i ap
george w. bush. robin is joining us in austin, texas. good morning. >> caller: hi. i enjoy what you have said. i was kind of surprised eventually -- especially since. [inaudible] i was just being sarcastic. can we all get along, okay? i'm a realist. i'm the real old texan, and i see things as you do in engineering point of way. and yet, can tear us apart has bought on the point of getting along, specifically with regard to u.s. and china relations, can you elaborate. >> guest: i think this is coming up, very important issue for the united states and china. there are many things that unite state and china do not agree on. we don't agree on taiwan. we don't agree on how much it should be a value with. we don't agree on lots of things. human rights in china. but this is one thing that i think the u.s. and china agree on. we don't want nuclear weapons in north korea. and we don't want to see the north korean regime continued in his stride for nuclear weapons. so this is something where the united states and china can cooperate. it's very important that they share information about what is go
the georgia to texas swing so much safer for the farm states that are so loyally republican? would've we got going for us that they don't have going for them? >> a couple things are interesting. louisiana was one of the last southern states good to talk about the deep south and southern strategy. louisiana is a u.s. senator until recently had never had a republican majority in either chamber i did not have a history of electing republican governors. i voted for twice. a lot of voters and the fact reregister democrat was a republican nationally. even a voter registration, even though our numbers are increasing in their numbers are tear creasing, were still half the size of the democratic party. they outnumbered two to one even today. so i think what's interesting, let's look at state that a red versus blue, but the states that are changing. louisiana is moving in the right direction. west virginia is one of those states that wants to move in the right direction and certainly a lot of talk about the western states may be becoming more purple, moving kind of towards the middle. i think that the
're not familiar with the borders along texas, how big they are, in arizona. but it is a lot of land that has to be covered, and it's the federal government's responsibility. it takes a tremendous amount of money to secure the border, but our country wants us to do that. we've invested in more border agents, in better technology, and i'm even coming -- trying to come up with some very cost-effective ways to improve the physical infrastructure of borders, because not only do they serve to protect our nation from people that shouldn't come in, but we also have to get a lot of things across our border, like all the commerce and traffic and vegetables and agriculture products and manufactured products that our businesses depend on to have good trade with canada and mexico, with nafta, which is a very important trade foundation for our continent. we just can't close our borders and shut it down. we have to keep it open, so america, unlike every other country in the world, mr. president, really, we're one of the only countries that is both has to fight hard for a -- fight hard for our security but
at texas a&m university. i love talking to him. >> who does get a shout out in the book. >> what? yet. what the heck, i have to take care of my family. [laughter] >> but the back -- best tech transfer program is probably mit, because they never take any money. they only take stock in the new company. they will give a professor a year off to work in the company, but the professor must promise after a year, to bring in a professional business person to run the company. and they've got a lot of other things. anyway, it works really well. and they're some of the models, but in general i think this question chelsea asked is something we always ought to be constantly asking ourselves. should this be privatize, should it not? that if you have a doctrinaire position each way, you might wind up with a bad decision. i'll give you another example. the united states is virtually the only big country that does almost all of its large infrastructure with 100% public funding. other countries don't do that. so the president actually has asked the congress to adopt infrastructure bank proposal that has bipa
wanted to write about whether the letters is a book from a republican in texas rewrites and angry email i knew i wanted that but also for them they want to show that yes he is that person the reads whatever comes in. >> [inaudible] [laughter] >> i don't know. maybe i can go to montana to have one class of 15 kids but that is the extent. >> has the president read the book? >> i don't know. i doubt in terms of how much is going on but thinking maybe he has read the book then i remembered everything he read his very public with the white house a here's what is on the president's reading list. he is reading this book wrote the letters he is reading. i sent him a copy and a hand written note kurt rafik of the male but he does have a copy. >> i have not read the book but i plan on its. real and contact with the president and you had an interview. >> i was in contact with some of staff there were some who worked in the administration that i know well enough i could if i was writing come apart of the book was the education because it is all about different issues so it is to learn about education
it and it flashed out texas instruments on this during -- screen. i went to a library there and talk to and asked the as the library and what books were popular. he said obviously the works of the great leader kim il-sung and his wonderful song kim jong-il. any other books or any other orders that people read and he could not name a single one. that to me really encapsulated why it is closed society, north korea is 17 times poorer than south south korea which is an open society and so you start to look at what happens when people move and the book is full of examples, divided into different sections. there's the business side and the politics side of the technology side. i can go through some of them if you would like. >> host: absolutely. i love this anecdote of the most isolated country arguably in the world and bordered by the same language, same culture in many ways. one of the most vibrant and strongest economy of the world. we can go back to south korea but i wonder if in some ways, if south korea's success is, because one could argue that after the war, that a very authoritative, authorita
congressman named john from texas about why it wasn't working. and his answer was in effect that it would work. and of course, the fact was if you do something for you. and then stopped completely, it is confusing. it can be seen to our people. it's confusing to the enemy and i did ask a question and try to get some response from hans asked you how the combination of off and on was going to work. the way it's going to work as more of the same. and at that point he was in a bombing pause, and he had a tough job as president and he did his best. >> in retrospect, what do you think his mistakes are in vietnam and making the decision the way it was for? >> well, i wasn't in his shoes and it's hard to say for sure, but in the last analysis come in that country was going to have to find its way itself. and the task we had was not to try to go after the north vietnamese were the vietcong alone because all they have to do was disappear. they didn't have to fight a single battle. they could just disappear in a week later show back a. they could go harvest the rice and then come back and you could have
was a bit suspicious, reached board, and hit the off switch, and it flashed up texas instruments on the screen. it was completely bogus. i went to a library there and talked to the librarian, what books were popular, and he said, well, obviously the works of the great leader kim il and his wonderful son, the leader, kim jong il. any other awe -- authors that people read? he couldn't name a single one. that captured why it is the closed society of north korea is 17 times poorer than south korea which is an open society, and you look at what happens when people move, and the book is full of examples divided into sections, and this is the business side, the technology side, the politics side, and i can go through them if you'd like. >> host: absolutely. i love the example of north and south korea, though, the antedote of the most isolated country in the world and bordered by another speaking the same culture and same language in the same way and strong vibrant economy. i wonder in some ways if south korea's success is because one could argue that after the war, there's a very author
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